January 7, 1949 |
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
|Other names||George Busa|
George Buza played Turner Edison on Maniac Mansion for the entirety of its 1990-1993 run on YTV and The Family Channel. He also had a role on the Red Green Show. He appeared as Chief Jake McKenna multiple times in the TV series Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show. In addition, he portrayed Doubar, the older brother of Sinbad, in the The Adventures of Sinbad syndicated TV series, as well as a recurring role on the syndicated Mutant X. George was also in episode 11 of TVOntario's Read All About It, and played Buck Norris on The Strain. He was one of the Kzamm tribe in Quest for Fire (film).
He also makes a small appearance as a trucker in 2000's X-Men movie, and a biker in George Romero's Diary of The Dead. He played Stuckmore in 2002's Men With Brooms. George Buza also played Lenny "The Brain" Lepinski in the Quebec-Ontario TV show called "The Last Chapter". He also played Santa, the badass character that fought Krampus in the horror movie A Christmas Horror Story.
George is probably best known for voicing Beast in the X-Men Animated Series. He also reprised the role in the video games X-Men: Children of the Atom and both X-Men: Mutant Academy games. He also narrated the opening title and voiced several characters in Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors.
George has also provided character voices in many animated TV series. He voiced Grandpa Granger on Beyblade, Chief Chirpa on Star Wars: Ewoks, and additional roles in Star Wars: Droids, The Busy World of Richard Scarry, Mythic Warriors: Guardians of the Legend, The Neverending Story, Babar, Hammerman, Grossology, Iggy Arbuckle, Dog City, Monster Force, Franny's Feet and Tales from the Cryptkeeper.
Awards and nominations
In 1992 he was nominated for a Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Comedy Program or Series (Individual or Ensemble) (Maniac Mansion, 1990). He was nominated again in 2001 for Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series (The Red Green Show 1991).
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